Someone had an interesting thought, why not have criminals register their guns? It kind makes sense if you ponder it a minute. For marijuana a tax stamp is required, of course no one buys it, I’m not even sure if anyone has ever seen it. Of course when someone gets caught being a stoner that’s when they find out about the stamp, it really doesn’t do much to deter pot heads from smoking a bowl.
Perhaps we can flesh out a gun registration for criminals. Meaning if you plan to use the gun during the commission of a crime you must have a permit to do so. Without the permit to have a criminal gun the penalties could be treacherous. How about $1,000,000 fine and garnished wages until the fine is paid. Even better, we send them to jail, but jail be more of an indentured servant than sitting around with cable and three squares. People always need construction and here are employees who can do the job. You work and you will work off your debt and eat, you don’t work, you don’t eat. I can see the shock of people reading this, but I don’t think prison should be a workout facility unless the workouts are productive. Sure people make mistakes, but my taxes should not be spent so we can make harder criminals. I’m all for rehabilitation, but a good dose of punitive jail time might be good too.
Maybe we really need to look at repeat offenders versus first time offenders and see if the crimes are being committed by one group or the other. If first time offender we need a deterrent to keep them from offending again. If repeat offender, we need a deterrent to keep them from offending again. I think if jail was so hard and horrible there is a significant portion of the population who wouldn’t desire to ever be incarcerated. So let’s get the criminals to register their guns and make it extremely painful for their continued existence if they do not and commit a crime.
Anyway, it was just a thought.